Live from the Tannery


SIFF unites two pioneering live acts hailing from near and far: Elektronik Meditation featuring Savina Yannatou & Harris Lambrakis, and Yves Tumor. Both perform at the Kornilakis Tannery, located in a building first erected in 1880, used to house a previously existing tannery business founded by Menelaos Kornilakis in 1853 – a flourishing period for shipbuilding, commerce and industrial activity on the island. This former tannery consists of four buildings grouped on both sides of a stone-paved alley, including both the interior and exterior spaces once necessary for all phases of the businesses’ daily activities. Various elements of this process – a hot bulb gas engine, presses, vats, barrels and benches – remain on display to this day.

Elektronik Meditation

Featuring Savina Yannatou + Harris Lambrakis

“Elektronik Meditation” is an experimental audiovisual project led by Jannis Anastasakis and Deniz Angelakis. Their performances offer the unique experience of witnessing the synergistic power between two different art forms, as well as the possibilities offered by improvisation. The duo has released three albums, and has collaborated with various musicians on tours in Greece, Cyprus, Oslo, Istanbul, and Eindhoven.
At SIFF they present a collaboration with two of the most noted musicians and improvisers in Greece today: Savina Yannatou (vocals) and Harris Lambrakis (ney, keyboards).

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Jannis Anastasakis is known for his unique approach to guitar as a generator of ambient sound, as well as for his extensive experience with effects (he is also the designer and originator of JAM pedals). His music synthesizes ambient and psychedelic strains, balancing between melody and noise.

Deniz Angelakis makes use of color as means of expression by employing the camera to document every moment and detail as it develops on canvas and other materials, creating a singular visual setting that acts as an extension of Anastasakis’ music.

Savina Yannatou began her professional career singing the songs of Lena Platonos on a television show aired on ERT’s “Third Programme” called “Here, Lilipoupoli” (1978–81). From 1994 to this day, she has collaborated with the Primavera en Salonico ensemble, performing songs from the Mediterranean and the Balkans at music festivals around the world, and recording with labels such as ECM and LYRA. She has recorded over thirty albums to date.

Harris Lambrakis studied ethnomusicology at the University of Athens, and has since performed and collaborated with notable musicians in Greece and abroad. Over the past 20 years he has completed recordings and concerts around the world, while also teaching ney seminars and masterclasses.

Yves Tumor

Yves Tumor is the inspired and conflicted persona of Tennessee-raised producer/ performer Sean Bowie, a conduit for a distinctly bold personal aesthetic that has wrought Serpent Music – his latest, entrancing LP – and a burgeoning reputation for bruising, invigorating live performance. Evolved from a diverse and prolific creative history under an expansive range of covert aliases, plus strong ties with forward-thinkers such as NON and Mykki Blanco, Yves Tumor emerges as Bowie’s most personal and matured incarnation to date.

The Yves Tumor live experience offers a thrilling, jarring counterpoint to his recorded self, designed to detonate in a range of contexts from a punk pit to low-lit club: a wild card one-man-show that confronts us sonically and gesturally, ripping preconceptions asunder… the fangs of Serpent Music bared and bloodied.